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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting in Mgarr

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    What to Expect
    The tour starts next to the Chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Hodegitria, also known as the Binġemma Chapel. This ia a 330-year-old chapel which overlooks a lush valley, historic punic tombs and a bird's-eye view on the northern part of the islands. Once we’re in this vantage point, our eco guide will highlight the intrinsic historical and natural attractions of the area.

    We would then proceed on foot towards the grove. This is an enjoyable 5-minute walk but sturdy footwear is recommended. You will be impressed with the beauty of the grove. This is more than just a patch of olive trees, it is an open air museum of aromatic herbs and trees overlooking stunning views. Information about the cultivation and pressing of olives will be shared.

    The highlight of the visit is of course the tasting session! You will be able to savour the exclusive estate extra virgin olive oil produced from the same trees with crispy fresh Maltese bread. The session will be followed by a selection of local snacks to be savoured with different wines.

    Extra virgin olive oil and other local delicacies may be bought from the same venue at the end of the experience.

    Transport to and from any location in Malta may be booked as an additional service. Location is best accessible by car/taxi.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    • Local delicacies tasting and refreshments including:
    • Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the same grove
    • Light lunch and free-flowing wine
    • Traditional Maltese coffee blend with herbs
    • Other local and seasonal products
    • Walk through a unique herb garden which features a large number of endemic and indigenous plants of Malta.
    • Tour around the grove which overlooks one of the most beautiful views in the Maltese islands.
    • Eco guide/host
    • Pick-up and drop-off from accommodation is optional
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Dress code is casual. Sturdy footwear is highly recommended.
    • A waiver form which includes details about health & safety recommendations and procedures need to be filled in by all participants
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    Cant say enough about how awesome this experience was for us - very informative and educative. Highly recommend this for all foodies and nature enthusiasts. Christian our tour guide was exemplary - very charming and knowledgeable - walked us through the whole process of olive
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    Response from Yasmin M, Guest Relations Manager at Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting in Mgarr
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Dear PBhagat Thank you for your review and your kind words especially for mentioning Charlie; it is people like him and Bella and the members of our network who make all of this possible thanks to their hard work and dedication. All the very best to you and your loved ones!
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    A lovely couple of hours spent at a beautiful rural farm between Rabat and Mgarr. We took a taxi there from Mellieha which was very easy. Our tour organisers and guide were lovely. We had a lunch of local food and wine and an olive oil tasting session, then a tour around the
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    Response from Yasmin M, Guest Relations Manager at Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting in Mgarr
    Responded 11 Jun 2019
    Thank you Barbara for your words and truly glad you enjoyed your time with us. Yasmin
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    My best friend and I participated in this tour last week as a 30th birthday surprise for him. I must say the whole experience was fantastic. Chiara was so helpful answering all my questions quickly by email beforehand. Taxi pick up from our accommodation was efficient and the
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    Response from Yasmin M, Guest Relations Manager at Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting in Mgarr
    Responded 29 May 2019
    Hi Colette Thank you for your words and so proud that this experience was the highlight of your trip! Hope Ben enjoyed his lovely surprise! Best regards Yasmin
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    Did the half-day tour to the farm for olive oil tasting and "light lunch" which included local cheese, honey, wine, vegetables, bread, strawberries, sea salt, tomato preserves, etc. The farm is an idyllic setting, with views to the water, fig and loquat trees, olives, bees, etc.
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    Response from Yasmin M, Guest Relations Manager at Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting in Mgarr
    Responded 29 May 2019
    Hi Melissa Happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us, and thank you for supporting our local artisans and producers! Best regards Yasmin
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    What an unforgettable experience! Apart from enjoying the intrinsic beauty of this secluded olive grove near the Bingemma chapel with its stunning views, our hosts gave us informative talks on the cultivation and pressing of olives and this was followed by an olive oil tasting
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    Response from Yasmin M, Guest Relations Manager at Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting in Mgarr
    Responded 5 May 2019
    Dear Louis We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and it was a true pleasure meeting you and Mariella. Thank you for your review. Yasmin
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    About the operator
    By: Merill Eco Tours
    194 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Goshen, Indiana
    Cant say enough about how awesome this experience was for us - very informative and educative. Highly recommend
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    Excellent Way to Spend a Day in Malta
    We spent a day travelling about Malta, outside of the urban areas on the east coast with this tour. Its a great
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    The Real Malta - Food, Wine, and Local Charm
    Magnificent small tour. Christian is a top-notch guide. We experienced local food, touring a historic house, a
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    Rich W
    Arlington, Virginia
    Delicious journey away from the crowds
    This food and wine tour was the perfect way to break away from the tourist crowds and get to know Malta's cuisine
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    Palm Desert, California
    Food, wine, bread, olives and more
    This was an excellent small group tour. We had a great time making pastizzis, touring an historic house, stopping
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    Dick C
    Ottawa, Canada
    Great way to experience the real Malta
    Very professionally organized tour, Christian and Lu picked us up right on time, and all visits were really
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    Toronto, Canada
    A highlight of my trip
    A perfect day in the Malta countryside. We visited an olive farm, olive oil processor, a sheep farmer, baker and
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    Memorable Experience
    Start to finish a day we will always remember. Jaine and Chris both professional, and genuine people. Experienced
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    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Great way to explore the other side of Malta
    Booked on this tour during a short stay in Malta and it was great. The initial booking was a little confusing - as
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    Island of Malta, Malta
    Great day out
    We had a fantastic day out, great tour guides. Great fun to be with. Visited some lovely places, people we meet
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    Tweed Heads, Australia
    A different side of Malta
    A very different day spent in the country side of Malta. We met a retired professional baker and his wife, in
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    Calgary, Canada
    Incredible Day Tour!
    My husband and I took a full-day food and wine tour in Malta with Merill Eco Tours. Our tour guide, Christian,
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    Margaret L
    New York City, New York
    Highly Recommend
    I concur with previous reviews that this tour makes a lovely daytrip out of the city. I lucked out and was part
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    Excellent private wine tour
    My mother and I had a very educational and enjoyable day on a private wine tour run by Merrill Eco Tours, with
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    John W W
    Newcastle, Australia
    Great Day that's a little different
    A most enjoyable day that's a little different from the normal tourist / sightseeing tours. Try it and you will
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    • Merill Eco Tours
    • Duration: 2h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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